SEAC Statements


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Position statement - Prevalence of subclinical variant creutzfeldt - Jakob disease infections

Position statement - Food Standards Agency atypical scrapie contingency plan

Position statement vCJD and dentistry

Sheep Subgroup Statement

Position statement on the vCJD epidemic

Evaluation criteria for ante mortem diagnostic tests for subclinical vCJD

Position statement on methods to evaluate decontamination technologies for surgical instruments

Position statement on TSE infectivity in blood

Position statement on vCJD and Endodontic dentistry

  • This position statement summarises SEAC's consideration of the potential for transmission of vCJD via endodontic dentistry.

Position statement on atypical scrapie

Position statement on the vCJD epidemic

  • SEAC response to the SEAC epidemiology subgroup position statement on the vCJD.

Hypothesis that BSE originated from a human TSE

  • This position statement summarises SEAC's discussion of a hypothesis that BSE was originally derived from a human TSE.

Summary of SEAC discussion of vertebral column: age at which specified risk material

  • This statement provides a summary of SEAC's discussion on review of an assessment of the BSE exposure risk from vertebral column.

Early phase of vCJD infection in blood transfusion recipients

Potential for maternal transmission of vCJD

  • This position statement (34 KB) summarises SEAC's consideration of the potential for transmission of vCJD from mother to child.

Chronic wasting disease in UK deer

SEAC Sheep Subgroup's views

Blood transfusion-associated infection with vCJD.

  • This statement provides a summary of SEAC’s discussion on the second presumed case.

New Chair of SEAC announced

Susceptibility of different genotypes in sheep to experimental BSE .

  • This statement (25 KB) represents the opinion of a specialist sub-group of SEAC which met on 11th December 2002 to consider this specific issue. The statement was ratified by SEAC on February 11th 2003.

Infectivity in Bovine Tonsil

We were asked by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to review preliminary results from a long-term study of experimental BSE in cattle.

This research is funded by the Food Standards Agency and is being carried out by researchers from the Veterinary Laboratory Agency. This research forms part of a large long-term experiment, which is ongoing. However, the Food Standards Agency and the researchers have released these preliminary results so that any appropriate public health action can be considered.

We have reviewed the results of this ongoing research and have prepared a summary of our advice. We make recommendations regarding further information required to conduct a risk assessment.

This statement (17 KB) has been released with the full agreement of both the Food Standards Agency and the researchers. A press release issued by the FSA on 17 October 2002 is also available.

Previous Statements

Review of the theoretical risk of BSE in sheep (23/5/97)
Maternal transmission of BSE - Report of Epidemiology sub committee (16/4/97)
Maternal transmission of BSE (29/7/96)
Experimental transmission of BSE to sheep and risk of exposure to BSE through feed (10/7/96)
Handling of waste material from cattle (7/6/96)
New variant of CJD - Risk Assessment (24/3/96)

New variant of CJD - Initial Recommendations (20/3/96)

 


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